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IOWOLF
09-10-2007, 05:55 PM
This thing is cool, like a video Bore scope. No, it is a video bore scope.

http://www.ridgid.com/Tools/SeeSnake-micro
I got one off Ebay for $175 shipped, I am happy with it.

platypus2020
09-10-2007, 07:56 PM
Iowolf,

I'm very envious, I bought a bore scope with a built in 5 megapixel still camera last year, from a Swiss company, and for a lot more money, I think video would be a lot better. Mine has a regular bore scope view port, the interface is awkward, and you get to see your images right away.

Jack

dicks42000
09-10-2007, 08:00 PM
IOWOLF;
$ 175...!!! You stole it, if it works & came with some snake.
Most plumbers (if they had one) would charge more than that to put one down your main sewer for a look see....
Rick

IOWOLF
09-10-2007, 08:10 PM
Any Linweld will sell one for $250 ,I had to see if I could do better.

IOWOLF
09-10-2007, 08:26 PM
I just thought of something a usb port would be nice with 1 gig memory.
To show the customer the proof.

miker
09-10-2007, 11:40 PM
I think there is a Tax Saving if you buy them as a Marital Aid!!

Rgds

wierdscience
09-10-2007, 11:49 PM
The money he will save on colonoscopys alone make it worth while:D

IOWOLF
09-11-2007, 06:59 AM
Yea, I always wanted to know what it looked like with my eyes open and no smell.

And it is easier on the neck. :)

Allan Waterfall
09-11-2007, 09:56 AM
The money he will save on colonoscopys alone make it worth while:D

Wouldn't be much fun using one for a cystoscopy though.:D

Allan

Your Old Dog
09-11-2007, 09:59 AM
Yea, I always wanted to know what it looked like with my eyes open and no smell.

And it is easier on the neck. :)

There might be something in the archives. Did you do a search? :D

IOWOLF
09-11-2007, 01:27 PM
Hell Dog, there is lots in there about me with my head up my A$$. :)

Paul_Skvorc
09-19-2007, 07:39 PM
I've been wanting a firearms bore scope for some time, but not wanting it bad enough to pay the $750 for those offered at Midway and the like. Being a "fixer", I don't feel compelled to stick to the mainstream when I want something, and I suspect most who post at this site are of a similar mind.

That being the case, I looked long and hard at these "scopes", but decided against them because it does not appear to me that one would fit in a rifle barrel of caliber smaller than at least 0.375", and maybe larger. While I have several rifles of that caliber or larger, I would certainly like to be able to go down to at least 0.257" (which is more like 0.245" for these purposes).

What is the O.D. of the 'snake' on this item?

Thanks,
Paul

IOWOLF
09-19-2007, 08:56 PM
.700 Iirc,

Paul_Skvorc
09-19-2007, 09:11 PM
Which, unless I'm missing something, makes it of marginal value as a firearm bore scope - except for 12 ga and larger bores.

Please correct me if I'm wrong, as I would buy one in a heartbeat.

Paul

IOWOLF
09-19-2007, 09:23 PM
Well, who the hell said it was for a gun?

Paul_Skvorc
09-19-2007, 10:02 PM
Your absolutely right. I stand corrected. Rereading the thread I see its only specifically stated purpose is for performing colonoscopies. I'll be sure to be more careful in the future.

Paul

IOWOLF
09-19-2007, 10:19 PM
And I thought I was the only prick here.:rolleyes:

Paul_Skvorc
09-20-2007, 12:16 AM
Well ther ya go... We still agree.

Paul

IOWOLF
09-20-2007, 07:18 AM
What ever......

Alistair Hosie
09-20-2007, 10:52 AM
How do you get the blue letters to come up ?Alistair

Swarf&Sparks
09-20-2007, 11:46 AM
I know nothing about gunsmithing, little about optics.

So, from a position of complete ignorance :)

How hard would it be to mount a small lens and mirror on the end of a tube which will fit down the bore of a firearm?

On the other end of the tube, a cheap CCD cam.

Comments anyone?
Evan?

Paul_Skvorc
09-20-2007, 04:30 PM
S&S,
I've gave that some thought myself, and I'm pretty sure the limiting factor is getting the image back to the sensor, (CCD in your example). The high cost associated with the devices I have looked at is a function of them using high-quality fiber-optics to transmit the light efficiently from the lens to the sensor.

Paul

Swarf&Sparks
09-20-2007, 05:07 PM
But if it is a rigid tube, could not that be done with fairly simple optics, as opposed to flexible?
Edit to add, maybe acrylic rod?
Easily worked and polished.

Paul_Skvorc
09-20-2007, 06:23 PM
I dunno.

But for sure, I'd be the last one to rain on anybody's parade that wanted to try it. I'm interested in anything that costs less than $750. Heck, I even thought about taking those fiber-optic fibers off of one of those "psychaldelic" lamps you can buy over-the-counter, stuffing them in a tube, (flexible or not), and seeing if that would work. However, I didn't think enough of the idea to actually try it ;).

Paul